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Cardiology Fellowship Faculty

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and Internal Medicine (Cardiology); Director, Adult Congenital Heart Program; Director Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiology

    Dr. Elder cares for patients with congenital heart disease across the lifespan, from birth through adulthood, and joined the Yale faculty in 2013 as a member of the Department of Pediatrics as well as the Department of Medicine to help further grow the Yale Adult Congenital Heart Program. After completing a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, he graduated from pediatric cardiology fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center. He spent an additional year of training at Emory University focused on the management of adults with congenital heart disease and currently is one of a small group of physicians in the entire country board certified in Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Dr. Elder has expertise in congenital cardiac imaging, including transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography. His research interests include long-term outcomes of adult survivors and specifically Fontan patients, with particular focus on the effects of Fontan circulation on the liver. He is interested in medical education and currently serves as the Program Director of the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program as well as the Program Director for the advanced fellowship for Adult Congenital Heart Disease.
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics; SEAL, Pediatrics; Associate Program Director, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, Pediatrics

    Dr. Karnik's clinical practice involves diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease from fetus to adolescents with additional focus on non-invasive imaging which includes transthoracic, transesophageal and fetal echocardiograms.In addition she provides care to children with acquired heart diseases in both outpatient and inpatient setting. Her outpatient clinics are located at the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital and Old Saybrook Medical Center.Dr. Karnik completed her pediatric residency at New York Presbyterian -Weill-Cornell Medical Center in New York. She completed her Pediatric Cardiology training at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York prior to joining the Section of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics at Yale in 2017.

Postdoctoral Fellows in Pediatric Cardiology

Previous Graduates of the Yale Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program

Name Graduation Year Post-Graduate Placement
Katherine Anne Glover, MD 2023 Advanced Fellowship, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Queens, NY
Brian Marcus, MD 2023 Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Milwaukee

David Michael Leone, MD


Advanced Fellowship in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease, University of Washington at Seattle

Benjamin R. Ittleman, MD


Advanced Imaging Senior Fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Richard Emmett Frye, MD


Private Practice Cardiology, Denver, CO

Sunny Chang, MD


Private Practice as a Pediatric Cardiologist at Valley Children’s Health, California

Andrea Otero Luna, M.D.


Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care, Seattle

Ann Margaret Santa-Ines, M.D.


Instructor in Pediatrics, Cardiac Critical Care New York Presbyterian Hospital

Laura Maitoza, M.D.


Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care, UCLA

Chandni Patel, M.D., M.B.A.


Advanced Fellowship in Imaging at Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

M. Abigail Simmons, M.D.


Advanced Fellowship in Adult Congenital Heart Disease at Yale University, New Haven, CT

Anar Shah, D.O.


Advanced Fellowship in Imaging, University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Stanley Sedore, M.D., Ph.D. 2016 Pediatric Cardiologist, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI

Riad Abou Zahr, M.D.


Pediatric Cardiology Specialist, Chest Diseases Hospital, Kuwait

Christen Chamberland, M.D.


Gundersen Health System; staff physician at Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare, Wisconsin

Michael Luceri, D.O.


Pediatric Cardiologist, Nemours/ Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE

Sean Lang, M.D.


Non-Invasive Imaging, University of Arkansas

Emily Greenstein, M.D.


Assistant Professor Boston University; attending physician, Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital

Kristin Lombardi, M.D.


Pediatric Cardiology, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, RI

Walter Li, M.D.


Electrophysiology at University of California, San Francisco, CA

Nicholas Pietras, M.D.


Non-Invasive Imaging at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Alicia Chaves, M.D.


Non-Invasive Imaging at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Michael Colon, M.D.


Private Practice, Albany, NY

Irfan Warsy, M.D.


Electrophysiology at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, New York

Joshua Murphy, M.D.


Interventional Pediatric Cardiology; Director, Pediatric Cath Lab Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Michael Willers, M.D.


Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts Medical School

Melissa Busovsky-McNeal, M.D.


Interventional Pediatric Cardiology at New York University

Robin Doyle, M.D.


Private Practice, Albany, NY

Christa Miliaresis, M.D.


Pediatric Cardiology at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Valhalla, NY

Iyad Al-Ammouri, M.D.


Interventional Pediatric Cardiology, Jordan

Bevin Weeks, M.D.


Yale University Pediatric Cardiology, New Haven, CT

Jeffrey Delaney, M.D.


Duke University Pediatric Cardiology, Durham, NC

Jeremy Khan, M.D.


Sibley Heart Center, Emory University, Atlanta GA

Jose Maltedo, M.D.


Buenos Aires, Argentina

Heike Schneider, M.D.


Georg August Universtaet, Goettingen, Germany

Raquel Pasimo, M.D.


Private Practice, Peoria, Illinois

Mohammed Hamdan, M.D.


Jordan University, Amman, Jordan

George Porter, M.D., Ph.D.


University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY